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• Supervalu-owned Shaw’s Supermarkets said last week that when it closes and/or sells its Connecticut stores, it will result in the laying off of 967 employees, though both ShopRite and Stop & Shop - which are buying most of the Shaw’s units - have said that they are interested in rehiring many of the employees once they take over the locations.

However, two Shaw’s stores still have not been acquired - in New Haven and Manchester - and those closure will result in the unemployment of 260 people.
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